Luke 6:43-45 “Ready or Not”
“No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thorn bushes, or grapes from briers. The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”
“Whatever you put in is coming out, ready or not!” We have to be careful what we take into our brains. What we watch matters. What we read matters. What we listen to matters. Why? Because, whatever goes into your mind affects your subconscious thoughts. Those thoughts and ideas start as input, but over time become accepted as normal, if your mind adopts them as normal. Murderers can define their criminal behavior as completely normal after thinking in a warped and evil way for a long period of time. That’s why parents worry so much about what kids read and watch, because what you see, hear and take into your consciousness affects you.
On the other hand, every time you take in good information, you are programming positive and good things into your subconscious. That’s why God wants you to attend church. That’s why good people read good books about how to become a more productive member of society. You are storing up positive, godly thoughts, which affect your subconscious as well, by creating positive successful habits.
Whatever you are putting in will come out in your words and actions. The good news is the subconscious mind is amazing. You can literally program yourself to success by beginning to use godly actions in your daily routine. Those small actions will develop into habits, and those habits will serve you well as you mature.
“Whatever you put in is coming out!” So, be sure to put in more good things and stop letting the bad things influence you so often! Then, go bear some good fruit!!
A personal message...
“These devotions were written to my four children, Christian, Mike, Allison and Alex. By the kids allowing these to be shared publicly, our hope is that the devotions will make a positive and eternal difference in the lives of other young people as they mature. Enjoy. Rick Isaacson”